Monthly Archives: April 2011

Links 4/30/11

Links for you.
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Posted in Lotsa Links

Well, OK, Some People Are Greater Vaccination Morons Than Others

The full vaccine schedule is far less complex in terms of what the immune system actually sees and experiences than it was in the 1960s–and children are protected against many more diseases.
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Posted in Fucking Morons, Vaccination | 5 Comments

When It Comes to Vaccination, We Are All Morons

It seems this issue hasn’t been politicized (yet). Now, if only more people would get their flu shots…
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Posted in Influenza, Polling, Public Health | 13 Comments

Links 4/29/11

Gave a talk today. Think it went well. Celebrating with links!
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The TSA Liquids and Gels Farce

I feel safer, don’t you?
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Posted in Civil Liberties, Transportation | 10 Comments

How Much Should Money Cost? (And Whom Should You Pay?)

It’s an odd-sounding question, but, if you use a debit card, a very important one. We shouldn’t have to pay 1-2% of every purchase to the bank for the privilege of withdrawing our money from a checking account–even in the pre-free checking era shipping pieces of paper around, it didn’t cost that much.
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Posted in Bidness, Economics | 13 Comments

Links 4/28/11

Links for you.
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Posted in Lotsa Links | 1 Comment

What Was the Massachusetts House Thinking?

As long as we have a system where health insurance is part of employee compensation, workers should be able to negotiate that–it’s no different than saying, “You can negotiate for ninety percent of the hours you work, but we get to decide how much we’ll pay you for the other ten percent.”
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Posted in Democrats, Healthcare, Massachusetts | 1 Comment

The Intersection of Science and Policy: Distrust Is Not Irrational, But Observational

Criticism of science which is marshaled in support of policy isn’t necessarily irrational or a cognitive slip up, just as economic behavior isn’t often irrational in a cognitive sense.
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Posted in Environment | 6 Comments

Links 4/27/11

It feels like spring. It is spring! Let’s celebrate with some links.
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Posted in Lotsa Links | 1 Comment